×
Back left 2f43f253cf82f12a36d1f519b3672143798f55731787ab30a5ff23d1b75b4811
Back right eb032ac36c88e9da99b231a2366bd9dc4a2dc908b7b826bd3fb939bd94a1baa3

Soccer Shin Guards - Buying Tips

SHARE IT!
LIKE IT!
kids articles

If you play soccer, sooner or later someone's going to kick you in the shins - and it's going to hurt. The only thing more painful is scoring on your own goal or getting kicked in the balls. One in 10 serious soccer injuries involve shins - so save yourself some pain and buy a pair of shin guards. All the pros wear shin guards and it's mandatory in most youth soccer leagues as well.

Soccer Shin Guards - Protect Yourself

Shin guards are made out of several different materials including rubber, plastic, fiberglass and even Kevlar (the stuff used to make bulletproof vests). You'll find most youth guards are made out of fiberglass, so they're a little bit lighter and less expensive. Once you get a little older (14-16 years old), you should consider some more expensive guards that can provide greater protection against harder blows.

Soccer Shin Guards - Always Wear Them

If you play forward or goalkeeper, you're more likely to get hit by the ball or get kicked from the side or behind. Make sure you buy a wider pair of shin guards that protect the sides of your calf, as well. Shin guards should fit just above the bend in the ankle to about two inches below the knee. Once you've picked up a pair of guards, wear them every time you play, whether it's in a game or in practice. You never know when someone's gonna make contact with your shin.

  • For info on buying new soccer cleats, Click Here.
  • To win a Major Leage Soccer Prize Pack, including a new soccer jersey and soccer ball, Click Here.

Related Stories:

 

 

News Feed

To view full News Feed please Login using your Username and Password or Register with Kidzworld!

Poll

F1098466574968
1

Soccer Injuries - What's Worse?

Forum Activity

- 2017-11-18 14:52:03 -0800

- 2017-11-18 14:47:16 -0800

- 2017-11-18 14:46:29 -0800

- 2017-11-18 14:44:27 -0800

- 2017-11-18 14:41:56 -0800

- 2017-11-18 14:15:17 -0800

- 2017-11-18 13:56:57 -0800

- 2017-11-18 13:54:18 -0800

Hedgehogs in Pets posted by Honour

- 2017-11-18 13:00:15 -0800

- 2017-11-18 12:55:24 -0800

- 2017-11-15 16:32:15 -0800

- 2017-11-16 00:31:45 -0800

- 2017-11-15 15:52:31 -0800

- 2017-11-16 04:33:48 -0800

- 2017-11-16 07:36:58 -0800

- 2017-11-16 15:22:27 -0800

- 2017-11-16 16:47:35 -0800

- 2017-11-17 10:11:59 -0800

- 2017-11-16 04:07:40 -0800

- 2017-11-16 11:18:24 -0800

- 2017-11-17 16:29:09 -0800

- 2017-11-17 14:11:18 -0800

- 2017-11-17 13:02:36 -0800

- 2017-11-14 20:48:33 -0800

- 2017-11-14 20:19:10 -0800

- 2017-11-14 20:17:20 -0800

- 2017-11-14 20:07:45 -0800

- 2017-11-14 18:07:03 -0800

- 2017-11-14 16:59:17 -0800

- 2017-11-14 16:55:14 -0800

- 2017-11-18 14:52:03 -0800

- 2017-11-18 14:46:29 -0800

- 2017-11-18 14:44:27 -0800

- 2017-11-18 14:41:56 -0800

- 2017-11-18 12:39:59 -0800

- 2017-11-18 10:15:35 -0800

- 2017-11-18 10:12:39 -0800

- 2017-11-18 10:09:01 -0800

- 2017-11-18 03:58:34 -0800

- 2017-11-17 22:23:35 -0800